Diane K Birks

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Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pediatric rhabdoid tumors of kidney and brain show many differences in gene expression but share dysregulation of cell cycle and epigenetic effector genes
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80010, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:1095-102. 2013
  2. pmc High expression of BMP pathway genes distinguishes a subset of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors associated with shorter survival
    Diane K Birks
    University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Neurosurgery, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Neuro Oncol 13:1296-307. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Survey of MicroRNA expression in pediatric brain tumors
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:211-6. 2011
  4. pmc Inhibition of EZH2 suppresses self-renewal and induces radiation sensitivity in atypical rhabdoid teratoid tumor cells
    Irina Alimova
    Department of Pediatrics and Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT, Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Neuro Oncol 15:149-60. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase 6 suppresses cell proliferation and enhances radiation sensitivity in medulloblastoma cells
    Susan L Whiteway
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Neurooncol 111:113-21. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Claudin 6 is a positive marker for atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Brain Pathol 20:140-50. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Aurora kinase A as a rational target for therapy in glioblastoma
    Valerie N Barton
    Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:98-105. 2010
  8. pmc Characterization of distinct immunophenotypes across pediatric brain tumor types
    Andrea M Griesinger
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045
    J Immunol 191:4880-8. 2013
  9. pmc MicroRNA 218 acts as a tumor suppressor by targeting multiple cancer phenotype-associated genes in medulloblastoma
    Sujatha Venkataraman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Biol Chem 288:1918-28. 2013
  10. pmc Clinical and molecular characteristics of congenital glioblastoma
    Margaret E Macy
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Neuro Oncol 14:931-41. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Pediatric rhabdoid tumors of kidney and brain show many differences in gene expression but share dysregulation of cell cycle and epigenetic effector genes
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80010, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 60:1095-102. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine genes and biological process dysregulated in common to both AT/RTs and KRTs...
  2. pmc High expression of BMP pathway genes distinguishes a subset of atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors associated with shorter survival
    Diane K Birks
    University of Colorado, Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Neurosurgery, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Neuro Oncol 13:1296-307. 2011
    ..Our study indicates that molecular subgroups exist in AT/RTs and that molecular profiling of these comparatively rare tumors may be of diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic value...
  3. doi request reprint Survey of MicroRNA expression in pediatric brain tumors
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 56:211-6. 2011
    ..The present study provides an initial survey of miRNA expression in pediatric central nervous system (CNS) malignancies including atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor, ependymoma, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, and pilocytic astrocytoma...
  4. pmc Inhibition of EZH2 suppresses self-renewal and induces radiation sensitivity in atypical rhabdoid teratoid tumor cells
    Irina Alimova
    Department of Pediatrics and Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT, Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    Neuro Oncol 15:149-60. 2013
    ..ATRTs are characterized by absence of the chromatin remodeling protein SMARCB1. Given the role of EZH2 in regulating epigenetic changes, we investigated the role of EZH2 in ATRT...
  5. doi request reprint Inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinase 6 suppresses cell proliferation and enhances radiation sensitivity in medulloblastoma cells
    Susan L Whiteway
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Neurooncol 111:113-21. 2013
    ..Our findings suggest that targeting CDK6 with small molecule inhibitors may prove beneficial in the treatment of medulloblastoma, especially when combined with radiation...
  6. doi request reprint Claudin 6 is a positive marker for atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumors
    Diane K Birks
    Department of Neurosurgery, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Brain Pathol 20:140-50. 2010
    ..IHC staining results closely matched the level of mRNA expression detected by microarray. CLDN6 may be a useful positive marker to help further identify AT/RTs for diagnostic and treatment purposes...
  7. doi request reprint Aurora kinase A as a rational target for therapy in glioblastoma
    Valerie N Barton
    Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 6:98-105. 2010
    ..It was hypothesized that inhibition of a molecular target associated with poor outcome would impact glioblastoma cell proliferation...
  8. pmc Characterization of distinct immunophenotypes across pediatric brain tumor types
    Andrea M Griesinger
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045
    J Immunol 191:4880-8. 2013
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  9. pmc MicroRNA 218 acts as a tumor suppressor by targeting multiple cancer phenotype-associated genes in medulloblastoma
    Sujatha Venkataraman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Biol Chem 288:1918-28. 2013
    ..Additional work further confirmed CDK6, RICTOR, and CTSB (cathepsin B) as targets of miR-218 and examined the functional role of one of these targets, CDK6, in medulloblastoma...
  10. pmc Clinical and molecular characteristics of congenital glioblastoma
    Margaret E Macy
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
    Neuro Oncol 14:931-41. 2012
    ..Further study may determine whether identified gene expression differences contribute to the improved survival seen in these tumors...
  11. pmc Increased immune gene expression and immune cell infiltration in high-grade astrocytoma distinguish long-term from short-term survivors
    Andrew M Donson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Immunol 189:1920-7. 2012
    ..These data provide evidence of a prognostic anti-tumor adaptive immune response and rationale for future development of immunotherapy in HGA...
  12. doi request reprint Immune gene and cell enrichment is associated with a good prognosis in ependymoma
    Andrew M Donson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Mail Stop 8302, P O Box 6511, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    J Immunol 183:7428-40. 2009
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  13. doi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor 2 mRNA binding protein 3 expression is an independent prognostic factor in pediatric pilocytic and pilomyxoid astrocytoma
    Valerie N Barton
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
    J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 72:442-9. 2013
    ..45; p = 0.016). High IMP3, as assessed by immunohistochemistry, has potential use as an additional predictor of poor prognosis in pediatric PA/PMAs and warrants evaluation in larger cohorts...
  14. doi request reprint Pediatric brainstem gangliogliomas show overexpression of neuropeptide prepronociceptin (PNOC) by microarray and immunohistochemistry
    Michael H Chan
    Department of Neuro Oncology, Children s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 59:1173-9. 2012
    ..A less favorable prognosis exists for brainstem GGs, despite their usually identical WHO grade I status. Few large clinical series, and limited biological information, exists on these tumors, especially gene expression...
  15. pmc Integrated genomic analysis identifies the mitotic checkpoint kinase WEE1 as a novel therapeutic target in medulloblastoma
    Peter S Harris
    Department of Pediatrics and Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT, Children s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 12800 E 19th Ave, Mail Stop 8302, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
    Mol Cancer 13:72. 2014
    ..Medulloblastoma is the most common type of malignant brain tumor that afflicts children. Although recent advances in chemotherapy and radiation have improved outcomes, high-risk patients do poorly with significant morbidity...
  16. doi request reprint Diffuse intrinsic pontine tumors: a study of primitive neuroectodermal tumors versus the more common diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas
    Alexandra Sufit
    Division of Neuro Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, The Children s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado 80045, USA
    J Neurosurg Pediatr 10:81-8. 2012
    ..This study presents 2 cases of diffuse pontine PNETs with molecular evidence that these are indeed PNETs, distinct from DIPGs, thus supporting biopsy of diffuse pontine tumors as a standard of care...
  17. pmc Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) inhibition suppresses cell growth and enhances radiation sensitivity in medulloblastoma cells
    Peter S Harris
    Department of Pediatrics and Children s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, USA
    BMC Cancer 12:80. 2012
    ..Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) is highly expressed in many cancers and regulates critical steps in mitotic progression. Recent studies suggest that targeting PLK1 with small molecule inhibitors is a promising approach to tumor therapy...
  18. pmc Molecular sub-group-specific immunophenotypic changes are associated with outcome in recurrent posterior fossa ependymoma
    Lindsey M Hoffman
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, 12800 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA
    Acta Neuropathol 127:731-45. 2014
    ..Immunotherapeutic approaches may be warranted, particularly in Group A PF EPN...
  19. doi request reprint Epithelioid GBMs show a high percentage of BRAF V600E mutation
    Bette Kay Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
    Department of Pathology, The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 37:685-98. 2013
    ..BRAF V600E mutational analyses should be performed on E-GBMs, particularly in all pediatric and young-aged adults, given the potential for BRAF inhibitor therapy in this subset of GBM patients...
  20. pmc Unique molecular characteristics of pediatric myxopapillary ependymoma
    Valerie N Barton
    Department of Pediatrics, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
    Brain Pathol 20:560-70. 2010
    ..Aberrant expression of HOXB13 suggests possible recapitulation of developmental pathways in MEPN tumorigenesis. PDGFR alpha may be a potential therapeutic target in recurrent MEPN...
  21. pmc Histone deacetylase inhibition decreases proliferation and potentiates the effect of ionizing radiation in atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor cells
    Jeffrey A Knipstein
    Department of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Hematology Oncology BMT, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO, USA
    Neuro Oncol 14:175-83. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that the addition of HDIs to ATRT therapy may prove to be beneficial, especially when administered in combination with current treatment modalities, such as radiation...
  22. doi request reprint Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor arising in a ganglioglioma: genetic characterization
    B K Kleinschmidt-Demasters
    Department of Pathology, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado, Denver, CO 80045, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 35:1894-901. 2011
    ..Results suggest a postclonal modification in a subset of GG cells, with acquisition of INI-1 loss, confirming by biological methods what was previously suspected in rare reports of AT/RT evolving from other tumor types...
  23. doi request reprint Epithelioid versus rhabdoid glioblastomas are distinguished by monosomy 22 and immunohistochemical expression of INI-1 but not claudin 6
    Bette Kay Kleinschmidt-DeMasters
    Department of Pathology, Anschutz Medical Campus, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado 80045, USA
    Am J Surg Pathol 34:341-54. 2010
    ..Thus, in the CNS, claudin-6 expression may be a good discriminator of atypical teratoid or rhabdoid tumors from other CNS rhabdoid or epithelioid neoplasms...
  24. pmc Truncation in CCND1 mRNA alters miR-16-1 regulation in mantle cell lymphoma
    Robert W Chen
    Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Blood 112:822-9. 2008
    ..This study introduces the role of miR-16-1 in the regulation of CCND1 in MCL...